Sermon Discussion Questions

TMCC December 9-10, 2017 - Love Came Down - "God and Sinners Reconciled"; Pastor Justin McPeak

Read the central text Genesis 3:1-15.

  1. Pastor Justin provided us with Three Truths about Temptation. 1. Starts with a sneer, 2. Half truth lies question God’s goodness 3. Hides the consequence behind a delay.  What are some other truths about temptation? 
  2. How did the Serpent tempt Adam and Eve? What was the result of this temptation?
  3. What do you think about the statement that temptation is the heart attacked through the mind and followed by a decision?
  4. Pastor Justin described how Adam and Eve’s sin disintegrated their relationship. How does sin hurt your relationships with others and with God?
  5. Why does intimacy require freedom?
  6. What do you think about the C.S. Lewis quote “I am as good as you”? Have there ever been times in your life where you explored the idea you were as good as God? 
  7. What was the Lord God’s response to the sin of Adam and Eve? How did his promise from Genesis 3:15 show His great love?
  8. What did Pastor Justin mean when he spoke about choosing to obey for God’s sake?
  9. When did Jesus struggle with temptation, and did He have to choose to obey?
  10. Why did Jesus always obey, even in Gethsemane?

TMCC December 2-3, 2017 - Love Came Down - "Wonders of His Love"; Pastor Randy Youngblood

Read the central text Genesis 1.

  1. Discuss God's creation and how He cares for His creation.
  2. How is God's love revealed to you in his creation and His care for it?
  3. Discuss the expanse of the universe God created. How does the fact that He created us in His image effect your view of  life and what God has done for us through His Son, Jesus Christ?
  4. Does it make you feel insignificant?  Does it make you feel special?
  5. God created light to expel the darkness. 
  6. How does our relationship with God expel darkness in our own lives?
  7. How does our relationship with others expel darkness in their lives?
  8. Tell of a time when God's light expelled darkness in your own life.
  9. God created us to have a relationship with Him and to express His love. What might this fact reveal about the purpose God has for your life?
  10. Everyone we meet was created in God's image to have a relationship with God.
  11. How does this effect the way you view others? Especially those who are physically less desirable to look at, those in need or who are homeless, or those who have hurt you?
  12. How does this change your desire to tell others the Good News of God's love for them and that He wants to have a relationship with them?
  13. How does this message add to your understanding of Christmas and God's purpose in sending His Son to become human like us (The Wonders of His Love)?